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Phelps Youth Pavilion

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Wonderful attraction for Children

While 2 young cousins were visiting from out of state we took them to the Phelps Youth Pavillion... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2018
James K
Waterloo, Iowa
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The best part of the Waterloo Center for the Arts. A good place to take elementary age kids for a... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Jerod M
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

While 2 young cousins were visiting from out of state we took them to the Phelps Youth Pavillion. The 5 and 7 year olds enjoyed the acctivities that the staff put on for at least 2 hours.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

The best part of the Waterloo Center for the Arts. A good place to take elementary age kids for a creative and fun afternoon. There are lots of hands on and participant activities in all the arts to engage children.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jerod M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We returned to Phelps Youth Pavilion in Waterloo the other day. It turns out there were more rooms to explore! On the second floor there was another room with a interactive game where a video shows on the floor and engages you to participate. For...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a wonderful place to learn, be creative and have fun! We go here a few times a year - and I also try to do at least one Girl Scout Meeting each year. What a wonderful place! Tons to do!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Scott A
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We love going here! We had just gone for the first time ever and it was so much fun. My 1 year old and 4 year old both loved it. So much to see and do. So many hands on things for them to learn...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Wow this was fun for my four year old. I enjoyed it too. There are plenty of things to do that you would see at a Children’s museum. Some interesting and unique items too like a floor video game and some other light things. Some...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We just learned about the Phelps Youth Pavilion (read Children's Museum) recently. It is connected to the Waterloo Art center. Lots of fun interactive exhibits for a wide range of children. Our 2+ year old granddaughter loved the school house, fruit and vegetable stand, the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This children's museum is along the riverwalk. Take some time to enjoy the outdoor area including a playgound and small splash pad just a short distance from the entrance. Parking is easy. Admission cost is low. Wristband allows all day re entry. Museum is on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Make sure you look into this place before you go. I took an 11 year old and a 9 year old during spring break for "dollar days". We were done in about 10 minutes, so considering we paid a dollar it wasn't terrible, but I...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We went here for a day trip and we're pleasantly impressed. It has all the exhibits of a larger kids museum for half the price and people. I would recommend this place to anyone with younger children.

Date of experience: August 2017
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chris j
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Response from teacherpat | Reviewed this property |
Your boys would also love the Lost Island water park.